Are you missing your smile like before? Nowadays, it is possible to go for tooth replacement that can bring back your smile by using certain alternatives to dentures.
Let us try to know about few options that you have, as an alternative to denture, so that you can face people confidently with your own smile, have normal speech and also chew your food without any difficulty.
If you have lost few of your teeth then tooth-supported overdentures will be one of the cost-effective options for tooth replacement. In this option, your existing healthy teeth will be used for supporting the denture.
In this way, it will help to preserve your existing bone levels of your jaw. As this kind of appliance will attach with your existing teeth, so it will provide the sensation as if you are chewing and talking by using your natural teeth.
In order to get such tooth-supported overdentures, you need to have few firm teeth so that it can support your overdenture.
Full dental implants
Another alternative is dental implants where you can replace few or all your teeth. In this implant, there will be single metal unit that will be secured surgically in your bone and then it will be covered with a crown in the shape of tooth.
This can help in chewing, talking as well as smiling almost like natural teeth. However, this option will need enough stability of the bone level hence it may not suit all patients.
Besides, with any surgery and then placing implants will come with few risks like bleeding, infection and nerve damage.
In case, you prefer this option then you and also your dentist have to do thorough study about your medical history, in order to ensure that you will be the right candidate for the implant placement.
If you are found eligible for dental implants then you can go for either of the following option:
- Four dental implants
Where your teeth once were sitting, the four implants will be spaced across that arch. Success rate of this method is up to 99%.
- Six dental implants
The next denture alternative will be six implants placed in an arch for supporting your replacement teeth. This option will allow for greater stress distribution and other forces during the replacement of teeth.
Whatever option that you may choose, you will need to take proper care of your teeth in order to maintain good oral care.